Saturday, April 15, 2017

Boone Valley Brewing Roxie

This 5.5% ABV Irish red ale is from the Boone Valley Brewing Company of Boone, Iowa. 

The beer pours medium brown, red tinged, dark copper tinged. There is a thin, short-lived head of tan. The aroma is malty, caramel and toffee, with some dark fruits. The taste follows the aromas, richly malty, much caramel, with some taste and tang of dark fruit, blackberry and raspberry. The finish is neither bitter nor sweet, in equilibrium. The beer drinks smooth, with intensely fine carbonation. This is very good, but could use just a wee bit more body for its wonderful flavor (but not too much, I like its drinkability; yes, nitpicking now).

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